The North American and Arctic Defence & Security Network


August 19, 2020

In the 31st episode of Battle Rhythm, Stef and Steve discuss Israel & the UAE, the US's Iran stance at the UN and the election in Belarus. We have an emerging scholar interview this week with Maj. Shaun D’Souza [22:00], discussing his paper “The Impact of Sino-Russian Collaboration on Arctic Governance.” which was short-listed for JCSP 46, the Brigadier-General George Bell Medal in recognition of commitment and excellence in military writing as displayed by a student on the Joint Command and Staff Programme. Our feature interview guest is Whitney Lackenbauer [30:30], Network Lead of North American and Arctic Defence and Security Network. This week’s RnR segment [55:15], where we will provide some levity in these trying times with Baking!

Find detailed show notes here:

Participant Biographies:

  • Maj. Shaun D’Souza: Reliability & Maintainability Program Engineer at Department of National Defence with the Canadian Armed Forces as well as an MA candidate at the Canadian Forces College Joint Command and Staff Programme (JCSP).
  • Dr. P. Whitney Lackenbauer: Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in the Study of the Canadian North and Professor in the School for the Study of Canada at Trent University. He is on leave as a Professor in the Department of History at St. Jerome’s University in the University of Waterloo, Ontario, where he remains co-director of the Centre for Foreign Policy and Federalism. He is Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. He is also a Fellow with the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary History at the University of Toronto; the Arctic Institute of North America; the Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary; and an adjunct professor with the Mulroney Institute for Government at St. Francis Xavier University. Whitney specializes in Arctic security, sovereignty and governance issues, modern Canadian military and diplomatic history, and Aboriginal-state relations.


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